Dia & Co. Subscription Review – April 2018

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Dia & Co. is a monthly personal styling subscription for plus-sized women. It’s like Stitch Fix, but for plus sizes. Fill out your profile and sizing information, pay a $20 styling fee (refundable against anything you choose to keep), and have 5 items selected by a stylist sent straight to your home to try on. Dia & Co. includes free shipping each way. If you keep all 5 items from your box, you’ll receive a 25% discount.

The invoice for Dia & Co. shows the price of each item plus my potential discount if I opt to keep all of the pieces.

The stylist’s note introduces you to your stylist, provides insight on the selections, and offers suggestions on how to style the garments.

Screenshot_2016-03-07-23-34-29These are the looks that I told my stylist I wear or like via my fashion profile. I made it a point to emphasize that although I work in an office, I spend a lot of my workday outdoors and live in Florida where it is VERY humid, so I need clothes that are climate-friendly and easy care.

Front View
Clockwise from top – Chain & outer pocket, Interior view of outer pocket, Interior zippered pocket, and Interior slit pockets.

Urban Expressions | Locket Clutch – Black ($39.00):  I totally squealed when I unboxed this piece. The perforated floral pattern is so gorgeous and feminine on this vegan leather clutch. It features a zip closure and detachable chain strap. PLUS, there are a good number of pockets which is great for organizing, especially when space is limited. The bag measures 11.2″ L x1.0″ W x 6.9″ H.

Pennington’s | Paola Reversible Cami – Red/Black ($44.00):  This is a flowy, reversible dual layer polyester cami. I like pieces that are multi-functional and this fits the bill. It can be dressed up or down and is great for layering. One side features a red and black cheetah print, and the reverse is solid black. I would have kept this, but it drove me crazy that a hint of red could be seen when I was wearing the black side of the top.

Close up of crochet detailing on hem.

Robbie Bee | Detailed Hem Crochet Topper – Black ($35.00):  This acrylic knit topper has a textured pattern and works with a variety of different looks. It has an open front and elbow set sleeves. I thought about keeping this, but then I remembered that I kept a similar Robbie Bee shrug from a previous Dia box.

London Times | Animal Swing Dress – Navy/Orange ($69.00): This swing dress is made with jersey construction (95% polyester / 5% spandex) and features a jewel neck and cap sleeves. The design is a navy and cream ikat pattern with tiger print panels on the bottom hem. I wasn’t sure what to make of this dress. It is SO out of my style zone, but the silhouette is one I like. In the end, the pattern overwhelmed me and the dress was sent back.

Jessica Simpson | “Kiss Me” Super Skinny Jean – Wright/Wright ($69.50): I am a fan of darker rinse jeans, so these caught my eye immediately. What I couldn’t get over was the fit. It was like a glove (with some shaping built in). These were so comfy; they’re a cotton/polyester/rayon/spandex blend. The jeans look like traditional 5-pocket styles, but the front pockets are faux.

Here’s pictures of my looks. Please ignore the mess that is my closet and the fact that I took mirror selfies. This has been a super busy month.

Not sure how to style this or why I thought navy tights were the answer. The models I saw simply wore this with nude heels.

Practicing my best hipster chic. This was actually how my stylist suggested I pull the items together for an outfit. All that’s missing is the clutch.

I totally missed out on savings by not keeping the entire box. I kept the clutch and jeans, which ended up being $108.50. The price for the entire box (remember, there’s a 25% discount with this) would have been… $172.38! Yes, I’m shaking my head too. I just didn’t want to keep pieces that I wasn’t going to wear. By the way, Dia & Co. does price match, so if you find something at a better price, let them know for additional savings.

Overall, my stylist did well. I do hope that Dia & Co. does a better job of tracking the pieces I keep to avoid duplicates in the future. My only real gripe is that Dia & Co. does not call pieces by their correct style names. If you noticed, the styles on the invoice are not the same as what I listed but the brands match. This makes it a little harder for me to search online for comparisons or styling tips.

So, what did you think of my pieces from Dia & Co.? Share a comment below and let me know.

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